Education Technology

# Activities

• ##### Subject Area

• Math: Middle Grades Math: Algebraic Thinking

6-8

45 Minutes

• ##### Device
• TI-83 Plus Family
• TI-84 Plus
• TI-84 Plus Silver Edition
• TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition
• TI-84 Plus CE

TI Connect™

## Square Tables

#### Activity Overview

In this activity, students will make a variety of squares using square tiles and the Table feature of the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition™ to discover patterns and make predictions off those patterns.

#### Key Steps

• In this activity, students will investigate the number of desks needed to create a square table to use at a banquet. They will create "squares" that have the same side lengths. Students begin by using tiles to create the squares and complete the worksheet with the data, looking for patterns.

• Then, students use the Table feature to explore a table of squares to solve problems. This includes looking at the square and determining the length of a side and looking at the side length and finding the squared value.